William Vandivert1945-04-17

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

The holocaust of Gardelegen took place on April 13. German SS guards tried to burn between 500 and 1, 000 prisoners to prevent their being liberated by advancing Americans. There are approximately 150 corpses on the warehouse floor. In the background are three soldiers of the US 9th Army who took Gardelegen on April 17 and found the building still burning.

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  • Date: 1945-04-17
  • Location: Gardelegen, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: Concentration Camps, 1940s, Germany, Special Collections, Wwii, Wars, German, Icp Donation, Great Life Photographers (Glp Production Scans), Death, Atrocities, Death, Special Collections, German, Wars, Great Life Photographers (Glp Production Scans), Wwii, Germany, Atrocities, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: William Vandivert
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_13051545
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.